- Everyone I know doesn't like Rick Perry, but then he goes and pulls off an amazing win without a runoff when challenged by a popular sitting senator and a relatively popular Tea Party advocate.
- Texas Monthly said don't count him out for a run for the presidency in 2012. I wouldn't either. (And if you heard his victory speech, he sounded like he was already running.)
- Locally, I thought Paul Wood would beat Terry Ross. It was a close race, but I was certainly wrong about that.
- Those five propositions on the Republican ballot were just weird.
- I was sad to see District Clerk Cristy Fuqua lose the district clerk's bid. She's not a politician --- just a sweet and quiet lady who always does her job.
- I knew some folks that worked hard for the opponents of the DA in Tarrant and Denton County. But both incumbents won easily.
- The incumbent DA in Kaufman County, who was arrested for DWI in Dallas about a year ago, is headed for a runoff.
- Some people gripe about JP Terri Johnson, who won re-election last night, but I've never had any trouble with her. And if you want to see a lady who was relieved of stress, take a look at her picture today in the Messenger.
- Speaking of politics, I've started reading Game Change.
- Weird story in the Messenger today about a former employee suing the Wise County Tax Office for wrongful termination. Not sure why it's news now since the lawsuit was filed in November. But I found it odd that the Tax Assessor Collector said he was aware of the litigation. Edit: I'm told that the lawsuit was filed but no one was ever served.
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